Starting a Career in Cybersecurity

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

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Cybersecurity is a very large field, filled with many specialized jobs that require a large variety of skills. Though it seems silly to point this out, it is sadly necessary to state that “cybersecurity expert” is not an actual job title. The hardest part of getting a cybersecurity career is knowing how each individual component … Read more

Hacking Through History: Three People Who Hacked Without Computers

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

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People usually attribute the history of cybersecurity to the Creeper. The Creeper was an infamous program that acted as the first virus in history. This 1971 virus was distributed to mainframe computers and possessed to ability to move around. The program was not malicious in anyway. The Creeper did no damage.  It simply would display … Read more

Industry Certifications and How to go About Getting Them

Author(s):

Tailor Tolliver, ,

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What are the best certifications to get when entering the field of Cybersecurity? Newcomers ask me this question. Often I find myself recommending my personal favorites.  However, not everyone may require the same certifications as someone else. Cybersecurity is a vast umbrella and there are so many different titles one can acquire while pursuing this … Read more